Last week I left a comment on the Facebook page I later regretted leaving...On days like today...I'm sorry for being me. That's all I said...no explanation given...yet when I saw this...I thought it explained how I was feeling better than I ever could...and sometimes...I feel each and every one of these words. That day...I was feeling them all.
But I know deep down too those thoughts aren't all the ways that I am me...and when these days come...I have to fight harder. I have to make a conscious choice to remind myself of all the other things I am too. I am loving, supportive, caring to those around me. I am a good person. I am not helpless but stuck and I know I have the strength in me to see it through...I just have to believe in it again. I have to believe in myself. I am more than I give myself credit for and sometimes I listen too much to the voices that repeat all the negative I've heard. And I have to remind myself that it's okay to be emotional...it's what connects me to those I love. And when I think of those I love...I know I'm lovable too. Yes I've made mistakes and I've failed too...but I've also succeeded in life. I've chased my dreams and I've attained them. I am enough. I am me and that's okay.
I'm not going to ask if you've ever felt this way too because I already know the answer. My hope in sharing my weak moment is that when this happens again for you...that you'll remember this and you will remember to remind yourself all the other ways in which you are you.
We are more than we give ourselves credit for and we are better than we think and more courageous than we know...but sometimes we forget this and we can get stuck. Our words have power and I hope you will use yours to lift you up instead of beating yourself down. Give thought to all the good that you are instead of focusing on the ways in which you wish you weren't...both sides deserve equal argument in the value of your life's worth.
Love yourself and accept yourself...and please...take good care of you. YOU need YOU.